Amsterdam to name 20 naval vessels

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The D819 Hr.Ms. Amsterdam was built by the Dutch Dock and Shipbuilding Company. On March 26, 1953, the keel was laid and left on August 25, 1956, the ship into the water. The Amsterdam was commissioned on April 10, 1958. The ship was then the ship nineteenth in a row of twenty named Amsterdam. The emblem spell of the destroyer of the Dutch Navy was ?? Heroic Determined Merciful ??.

Holland and Friesland Class Class

In 1948 the Navy ordered twelve destroyers. The first four were completed between 1954 and 1955 in the Holland class. The other eight hunters were completed between 1956 and 1958 in Friesland class. The two classes had some important differences. The models of the Holland class were slightly smaller with less depth. They were equipped with a steam turbine plant of 45,000 apk while Friesland Class 60 000 apk could develop. The maximum speed of the Holland Class hunters was 32 knots, that of Friesland Class 36 knots. Both types were controlled by two stirring. Boats Friesland Class had a length of 116 meters and a width of almost 12 meters. The depth was just over four meters. On weapons were on board: four guns, six guns, one light rocket launcher and two rocket dieptebomwerpers. The crew consisted of a total of 280 people.
Holland belonged to the class:
  • P840 Hr. Ms. Holland
  • P841 Hr. Ms. Zealand
  • P842 Hr. Ms. Friesland
  • P843 Hr. Ms. Groningen

Friesland belonged to the class:
  • D802 Hr.Ms. Friesland
  • D813 Hr.Ms. Groningen
  • D814 Hr.Ms. Limburg
  • D815 Hr.Ms. Overijssel
  • D816 Hr.Ms. Drenthe
  • D817 Hr.Ms. Utrecht
  • D818 Hr.Ms. Rotterdam
  • D819 Hr.Ms. Amsterdam

Tasks of the destroyers

The main tasks of the submarine hunters were: the protection of their own fleets and merchant shipping against enemy submarines, detecting and destroying enemy submarines and protect their own fleets and merchant vessels against light above water. He wanted not only to defensive action but also actively sought enemy units, which could then be attacked.

Sold to Peru

After his services were between 1978 and 1982, eight of the twelve ships sold to Peru. Because of serious damage, the HNLMS Noord-Brabant prematurely withdrawn from service. Two ships were eventually demolished Hr.Ms Zealand and HNLMS Friesland and HNLMS Gelderland could serve as instruction for Technical Education Royal Navy frigate with a berth in Amsterdam. It would take until 1995 before a new ship, the twentieth, named Amsterdam would be built.

HNLMS Amsterdam to New Guinea

The first major mission of the HNLMS Amsterdam was to Dutch New Guinea. Under the command of Captain-lieutenant JGA Siliacus the ship sailed October 8, 1959, under the cheerful sounds of Sailors Chapel Willemsoord from Den Helder. The route ran through ports such as Gibraltar-Palermo-Byrouth-Port Said-Colombo Frementle Perth-Port Darwin. The destroyer arrived on November 29 to Biak. A sad end job in December 1959 was performed by salvaging a Martin Mariner crashed near Fak Fak. An honorable task was guest ship in January 1960 for the US frigate Douglas A. Munrom which paid a short visit to Hollandia in that period. On April 10, 1961 the Amsterdam undertook together with the frigate Piet Hein journey home. After a long journey, after 20 months on June 10 docked in the homeland. Both ships would not return to New Guinea.

Illustrious end of the HNLMS Amsterdam

The ship eventually sold in 1980 to Peru after a short time in service with the Navy. It was soon demolished.
The name Amsterdam has been around since 1620 in use for vessels in service of the Dutch Navy. In total, 20 ships carrying that name.
An overview: